National Robotics Week 2017 Events

Thank you to everyone who hosted, promoted, and participated in National Robotics Week 2016! With your continuing help, we had over 300 events for Robo Week. The eighth annual National Robotics Week will be held April 8-16, 2017 and promises to be even bigger! Submit your own event!

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Remember it can be everything from bringing a robot to the library, to a demo at the science center, to a huge robot carnival! We just want to share the excitement of robotics around the US. If you hosted an event for 2016, thanks for joining us and please tell us about your event here.

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Event List

Boston SeaPerch 2017 Regional, UMASS Lowell
SeaPerch is an innovative underwater robotics program that equips teachers and students with the resources they need to build an underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) in an in-school or out-of-school setting. Students build the ROV from a kit comprised of low-cost, easily accessible parts, following a curriculum that teaches basic engineering and science concepts with a marine engineering theme. The SeaPerch Program provides students with the opportunity to learn about robotics, engineering, science, and mathematics (STEM) while building an underwater ROV as part of a science and engineering technology curriculum. Throughout the project, students will learn engineering concepts, problem solving, teamwork, and technical applications.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boston-seaperch-2017-regional-tickets-29895792119?aff=es2
Hosted by Navy City Outreach
When: April 2, 2017
8:00am - 4:00pm
Boston SeaPerch 2017 Regional logo
Where: 275 Riverside Street
Lowell, MA
01854
Wellesley STEM Expo, Wellesley High School
The EXPO is a hands-on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) exposition including a speaker series, hands-on exhibits, workshops and a student work showcase transforming Wellesley High School into an interactive science center for a day. In addition to the EXPO itself, there are a series of events leading up to the big day, followed by several new, exciting events afterwards.
http://wellesleyeducationfoundation.org/events/science-technology-expo
Hosted by Wellesley Education Foundation
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When: April 8, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
April 8, 2017
10:00am - 4:00pm
Wellesley STEM Expo logo
Where: 50 Rice Street
Wellesley , MA
02481
MassRobotics Student Open House, MassRobotics
Students (middle school and higher) are invited to come and be inspired! During National Robotics week, we are opening our doors for students to learn about robotics STEM related platforms. Demonstrations will be provided by robotics companies from our local robotics ecosystem.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/massrobotics-open-house-for-students-tickets-32387501890?invite=&err=29&referrer=&discount=&affiliate=&eventpassword=
Hosted by MassRobotics
When: April 10, 2017
4:00pm - 7:00pm
MassRobotics Student Open House logo
Where: 12 Channel Street
Boston, MA
01740
CRUSER Technical Continuum (TechCon) 2017, Naval Postgraduate School CRUSER
CRUSER's annual NPS TechCon provides NPS Faculty and technical members of the greater CRUSER Community of Interest an opportunity to explore selected concepts in support of our Innovation Thread - “Developing Autonomy to Strengthen Naval Power.”
http://my.nps.edu/web/cruser/-/2017_04-cruser-techcon?inheritRedirect=true
Hosted by NPS CRUSER
When: April 11, 2017 - April 12, 2017
9:00am - 3:30pm
CRUSER Technical Continuum (TechCon) 2017 logo
Where: 1 University Circle
Monteray, MA
93943
NERVE Center Open House, NERVE Center UMass Lowell
Come check out the University of Massachusetts Lowell's own robot testing facility, NERVE Center! We invite robotics companies, researchers, and interested students to see what the NERVE Center has to offer, while socializing with one another. See new testing apparatuses in development and get a look at our facility. There will be robot demos including our NASA Valkyrie robot! Registration is free: http://NRWnerve2017.eventbrite.com/
http://nerve.uml.edu/
Hosted by Adam Norton
When: April 11, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
NERVE Center Open House logo
Where: 1001 Pawtucket Boulevard
Lowell, MA
01854
Mass Innovation Night- Robotics Launch, Design Center Boston
Mass Innovation Nights is a free monthly product launch and networking event. This event will focus on robotics companies
http://mass.innovationnights.com/
Hosted by Kristen Avini
When: April 12, 2017
6:00pm - 8:30pm
Mass Innovation Night- Robotics Launch logo
Where: 25 Drydock Ave
Boston , MA
02210
Hour of Code, Billerica Memorial High School
The BMHS Robotics Team (FRC Team 4909 Bionics) is hosting an Hour of Code on Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm. Attendees will be exposed to the world of computer science through interactive and age-appropriate tutorials that are an hour long. These engaging tutorials are led by students on the high school robotics team. All necessary equipment including laptops will be provided. The event is open to students in grades K-12 and will be held within the BMHS School Library. For more information, see the attached flyer. If planning to attend, please RSVP to team4909@gmail.com. Note: We will also have our 2017 Robotics Competition robot on display!
http://www.team4909.org/
Hosted by BMHS Robotics Team (FRC Team 4909 Bionics)
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When: April 15, 2017
10:30am - 12:00pm
Hour of Code logo
Where: 35 River Street
Billerica, MA
01821
Scratch in the Idea Hub , MIT Museum
Design a simple video game or animation using the block-based programming language Scratch.
http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/calendar/cambridge-science-festival
Hosted by MIT Museum
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When: April 15, 2017
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Scratch in the Idea Hub  logo
Where: 265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Science Carnival & Robot Zoo, Cambridge Science Festival
Have you ever driven an underwater robot? You can at the Science Carnival and Robot Zoo! Play catch with a robot or play mind games with your friends. Launch rockets, taste a fresh batch of liquid nitrogen ice cream, hold a brain in your hands (really!), and chat with scientists. Come early and explore everything!!
https://www.cambridgesciencefestival.org/current-festival/science-carnival-robot-zoo-2/
Hosted by Cambridge Science Festival
When: April 15, 2017
12:00pm - 5:00pm
Science Carnival & Robot Zoo logo
Where: 449 Broadway
Cambridge, MA
02138
MITxMake , Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
MITxMake is MIT’s student-led makerfest to celebrate maker culture. We connect, educate and entertain attendees with a showcase of innovation, creativity and technology from MIT students, regional makers and tech companies. We’re guided by five themes in making: Everyday Imagination, Turning Fiction into Reality, Playing with Elements, Being Kidults and Diversity in Making.
http://www.mitxmake.com/
Hosted by MITxMake
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When: April 16, 2017
9:00am - 6:00pm
MITxMake  logo
Where: 120 Vassar St
Cambridge, MA
02139
Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub, MIT Museum
Create a unique moving art object engineered to move with gears, cams, linkages, and pulleys.
http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/calendar/cambridge-science-festival
Hosted by MIT Museum
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When: April 16, 2017
12:00pm - 4:00pm
Creative Kinetic Sculptures in the Idea Hub logo
Where: 265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Maker Mill Robotics Week, The Maker Mill
During our annual Spring into Making event we deliver robotics workshops for K-8 grade students. Our programs range from MakeBot to LEGO Mindstorms. Our kids learn to design, build and code their robots. Our Friday Battlebot competition will be in full swing again this year.
http://www.themakermill.com/workshops/spring-into-making-april
Hosted by The Maker Mill
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When: April 17, 2017 - April 21, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
Maker Mill Robotics Week logo
Where: 50 High St.
North Andover, MA
01845
Robotics & Programming with WeDo 2.0 (G1-3), Einstein's Workshop
WeDo 2.0 is an all new Lego Education system which offers new motors and sensors as well as new robot designs and programming challenges. WeDo 2.0 pieces are a little smaller than the standard 1.0 and students will have more time to learn, build and grow on their own once the basic components have been constructed.
http://www.einsteinsworkshop.com/classes-camps/camps/april/868-r03-wedo2-bur-1617ca
Hosted by Einstein's Workshop
When: April 17, 2017
9:00am - 12:00pm
Robotics & Programming with WeDo 2.0 (G1-3) logo
Where: 25 Adams Street
Burlington, MA
01803
April Vacation Tech Camp, Empow Studios
Empow Studios brings technology, arts, and play together to help young learners discover and build on their creative talents. Empow's Tech & Design Camp is the one camp to rule them all: Video Game Design, Robotics, Animation, 3D Modeling & Printing, DJing, and other exciting projects are all fair game. Whether it’s building a working guitar made of LEGO MINDSTORMS, designing an action-packed video game to challenge friends with, or creating an animated mini-movie, the options are limitless and the learning doesn’t stop! We teach the nuts & bolts behind these subjects, and campers use their imagination to make their project come alive. This camp is for students in grades 2-8.
http://www.empow.me/camp
Hosted by Empow Studios
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When: April 17, 2017 - April 21, 2017
9:00am - 4:00pm
April Vacation Tech Camp logo
Where: 1776 Massachusetts Ave
Lexington, MA
02420
Robots and Beyond Mini Tours, MIT Museum
Explore our robots gallery with Debbie Douglas, Science & Technology Curator. Limited to 25 participants per tour. Tickets available at 10:00 a.m. for the first tour, and 10:30 a.m. for the second on a first-come, first-served basis. Families with children under age 12 only.
http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/calendar/cambridge-science-festival
Hosted by MIT Museum
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When: April 17, 2017
10:15am - 10:45am
Robots and Beyond Mini Tours logo
Where: 265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Scratch Programming MBot Robots (G3-5), Einstein's Workshop
MBot is an arduino-based robot with motors, a gripper, and advanced sensors. In this class we'll use familiar Scratch programming to learn how to command MBot to move, change direction, avoid objects and more.
https://www.einsteinsworkshop.com/classes-camps/camps/april/642-c04-scratchmbot-bur-1617ca
Hosted by Einstein's Workshop
When: April 17, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Scratch Programming MBot Robots (G3-5) logo
Where: 25 Adams Street
Burlington, MA
01803
Scratch Programming MBot Robots (G3-5), Einstein's Workshop
MBot is an arduino-based robot with motors, a gripper, and advanced sensors. In this class we'll use familiar Scratch programming to learn how to command MBot to move, change direction, avoid objects and more.
https://www.einsteinsworkshop.com/classes-camps/camps/april/642-c04-scratchmbot-bur-1617ca
Hosted by Einstein's Workshop
When: April 17, 2017
1:00pm - 4:00pm
Scratch Programming MBot Robots (G3-5) logo
Where: 25 Adams Street
Burlington, MA
01803
Jr. FLL (G 1-3), Einstein's Workshop
Jr. FLL is an exploration of a theme, research and problem solving. Students will learn about the types of disasters around the world and then explore solutions using LEGO and LEGO Robotics, sensors and programming
https://www.einsteinsworkshop.com/classes-camps/camps/april/875-r08-jrfll-bur-1617ca
Hosted by Einstein's Workshop
When: April 17, 2017
1:00pm - 4:30pm
Jr. FLL (G 1-3) logo
Where: 25 Adams Street
Burlington, MA
01803
Girl-Powered Smart Devices, MIT Museum
During this two-hour hands-on workshop, participants will use block programming to build thier own smart device. Walk away with your own high tech accessories developed by MIT graduate student, Larissa Neitner. Come explore, build, and code! No experience is needed during this engineering meets wearable session. This program is intended for young women ages 12-15.
http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/calendar/cambridge-science-festival
Hosted by MIT Museum
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When: April 18, 2017
10:00am - 12:00pm
Girl-Powered Smart Devices logo
Where: 265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
Meet the Maker, Children's Museum in Easton
Meet the robots from Norris Labs and learn how Steve Norris makes his robot friends. Steve returns with some old favorites like Huey the Color Changing Robot and Butlerbot (who made his big screen debut in the latest Transformers movie). Steve has worked in a wide variety of industries including aerospace, transportation, chemical, telecommunications and retail software products. He has enjoyed his experience ranging from the design and construction of artificial intelligence systems, process knowledge management, web and graphical user interfaces to digital electronics and robotics.
http://childrensmuseumineaston.org/april-vacation-week/
Hosted by Children's Museum in Easton
When: April 19, 2017
12:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Maker logo
Where: 9 Sullivan Avenue
North Easton, MA
02356
Undersea Robotics Tour , MIT Museum
Kurt Hasselbalch, Curator of the Hart Nautical Collections talks about MIT's many connections to autonomous underwater vehicle development and nature-inspired robotics. Limited to 25 participants. Tickets available one half-hour before tour start on a first-come, first-served basis. Teens and adults only.
http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/calendar/cambridge-science-festival
Hosted by MIT Museum
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When: April 21, 2017
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Undersea Robotics Tour  logo
Where: 265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
3D Printing and Design in the Idea Hub, MIT Museum
Learn how to design in three dimensions and explore how 3-D printers can turn digital models into reality.
http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/calendar/cambridge-science-festival
Hosted by MIT Museum
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When: April 23, 2017
12:00pm - 4:00pm
3D Printing and Design in the Idea Hub logo
Where: 265 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
02139
The Eastern Marine Innovation Boston Harbor Robotics Demonstration Day , Charlestown Navy Yard Drydock 2
The two day "Celebration of Innovation" of the Marine robotic industry and academic innovation is designed to allow marine robotic engineers and innovators to demonstrate the application and efficacy of their designs and products in a real time environment such as the iconic Charlestown Navy Yard and Boston Harbo
http://www.bostondemoday.com/
Hosted by Eastern Marine Innovation
When: April 25, 2017 - April 26, 2017
9:00am - 6:00pm
The Eastern Marine Innovation Boston Harbor Robotics Demonstration Day  logo
Where: 114 16th St
Charlestown, MA
02129
Wilmington Public Schools -Family STEM Night, Wilmington Public Schools
Wilmington Public Schools Event Featuring hands-on STEM activities aligned to NGSS, as well as many community vendors sharing their knowledge and expertise in the STEM field.
Hosted by STEM Fair Committee
When: April 27, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Wilmington Public Schools -Family STEM Night logo
Where: 22 Carter Lane
Wilmington, MA
01887
New England Botball Tournament, UMass Lowell
The Botball® Educational Robotics Program engages middle and high school aged students in a team-oriented robotics competition, and serves as a perfect way to meet today’s new common core standards. By exposing students to an inquiry-based, learn-by-doing activity that appeals to their hearts as well as their minds, Botball® addresses our nation’s need for a well-prepared, creative, yet disciplined workforce with leadership and teamwork experience.
http://www.botball.org/node/2306
Hosted by BotBall
When: April 29, 2017
9:00am - 5:00pm
New England Botball Tournament logo
Where: 220 Pawtucket St
Lowell, MA
01854